Walking the Aisles Talking about Food

It is Okay to Shop in the Middle of the Grocery Store

Have you heard that you must shop the perimeter of the grocery store to be eat healthy? The idea is that all the healthy foods are on the outer circle of the store. Following that logic, the foods in the center aisles must be horrible for your health.

I call bullshit.

I’m writing to you today from my home in Florida where “hurricane season” has come up on the 2020 Jumanji dice. Read on to see which shelf stable foods an RD orders in case the power goes out.

Picture of looking through a glass ball showing the landscape upside down with text Perception is Reality. How Does this Impact RDs?

Perception Is Reality

I asked about the opinions people have about RDs in a supportive, fitness-focused Facebook Group. 46% of responses were negative. There is no amount of legislation that is going to make 46% of people say, “I really need help with food and I think RDs suck but since it’s the law I’ll go to the RD who won’t help me instead of the nutrition coach who will help me.”

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Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act (HB1193) in Florida

TLDR: you can now offer services and activities to people who are generally healthy and not under a doctor’s care as long as you are careful about how you represent yourself. See the NEW laws and walk through what it means for nutrition services and activities in Florida and when you should consider a licensed nutritionist.